Sonics & Materials Inc., a Newtown, Conn., company that makes ultrasonic welding equipment, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Today The Advocate newspaper in Stamford, Conn., has a story about the milestone. Robert S. Soloff founded the company on April 30, 1969, four years after he was issued a patent for the discovery of the ultrasonic method for welding rigid thermoplastic parts, according to a company news release. Soloff told The Advocate that prior to ultrasonic welding, companies used glue to attach parts. "The pieces would have to be stored since the glue would need time to dry, the cosmetics of the part would be affected since the glue would mark up the joint area, and inhaling the glue all day wasn't healthy for the employees," he said. According to the story, Sonics & Materials has sold about 70,000 machines in 40 years. Congratulations to Soloff and his staff for reaching this milestone, and for sharing their story with their local business community.
Happy anniversary to Sonics && Materials
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